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Mantonbeni

At a Glance

    Pros

  • superb value for money
  • friendly, informal atmosphere
  • complimentary bar and well-stocked wine cellar
  • watch ellies from the pool deck

    Cons

  • comfortable but far from five star
  • everything is under canvas so if you need more solid structures this is not for you

Mantonbeni Review

This tented camp, minimalist but with surprising luxury touches, gives you the total bush experience without some of the bells and whistles of more upscale camps and at half the price. Designed to reflect Hemingway's Africa, it sits in a tamboti grove overlooking a dry riverbed. You'll feel very close to the bush (but quite safe and secure) in your large, comfortable tent with its leather couch and open-air bathroom with concrete bath, double shower, and separate toilet. Spot game as you lounge on the swimming pool deck, or browse in the temperature-controlled wine cellar. Tea or coffee is served in your tent at dawn, and meals are served in a big safari tent around a long wooden table, where you can swap animal war stories with your fellow guests in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere. Children under 12 are not allowed.

    Hotel Details

  • 12 tents.

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